Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2017     Views: 1490

It's one of the pitfalls of open web searching:  you will eventually come across an article or book on a publisher's site, where you will be asked to pay to view the full text. 

To avoid this, we recommend that you always start your searches with the APUS library's databases.  In our databases, you can limit your search to "full text," and every article in your results will be immediately available to read, print or download -- at no charge to you.   If you're not sure what database to try first, click here for some suggestions.

If you've already found that perfect article or book outside of the library's databases (e.g. via a Google search), and it comes with a hefty price tag:  stop!   Try these steps to see if our library has a copy in one of our databases:

If we don't have the article or book that you need, you're welcome to submit an interlibrary loan request.

Did you know?  You can set up Google Scholar to show you full text links from the APUS Library!  Click here to find out how.

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